For an example of good visual storytelling, I chose to bring up the storytelling that goes along with tattoos. Many people don’t necessarily think of tattoos as a method to tell stories but what a lot of people don’t consider is that there is a reason why someone gets a tattoo and there is usually symbolism behind each tattoo that they get. A tattoo is a big decision, one that cannot be taken back when made, so people usually think out what they are getting and apply it to their lives. When a person gets a tattoo they are telling a story and giving people in a visual world an insight to their life, to their past, and to what they find is important.
In the case of this tattoo, they chose to get a phoenix. A phoenix is a mythological bird that burns itself to death and then becomes reborn as a new bird from its own ashes. Typically it represents starting over or breaking free. When people choose to get this bird put on their body, they are telling a story even if they were not intending for it to. When someone gets a tattoo, that tattoo is for them but it tells a background story. The tattoo of a phoenix is a story of being unhappy and leaving that situation to become reborn as a new person. This is a great way to tell a story and to allow the people who see it, to learn more about the person it is on. It is a way of showing that even though they have gone through hard times, the person getting this tattoo is starting fresh.